California

  • A glimpse of Donner Lake

    Donner Lake is one of California’s alpine lakes. This lake that lies on the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range can be seen from Interstate 80 as it passes through the high country. I-80 is one of those cross-country highways in the US, this one beginning at San Francisco on the...
  • Bird’s eye views of San Francisco

    I don’t know a single person who has visited San Francisco and not fallen in love with ‘The City by the Bay.’ And I’m sure there will be plenty of visitors who just will not be able to help falling in love with this vista point that shows them all...
  • Door art: Snow-sports-checklist at Squaw Kids

    Now that it’s winter and there’s snow in the Sierra, let me take you to some artwork I found at a ski resort in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Squaw Valley Ski Resort up there has a snowsports school for kids. Called Squaw Kids, the building of this ski...
  • Splashes of fall-color at Hakone Gardens

    Visit a Japanese Garden once and you’ve visited them all. But there’s no getting tired of them. The look of a Japanese Garden and the feel that takes over you once you are inside one of these gardens, is like nothing else. They are landscaped to fill you with...
  • Muir Woods

    Muir Woods – A redwood forest just outside San Francisco

    “Muir Woods National Monument is the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in the forests of the world,” said the famous naturalist John Muir, about the 500-odd acres of land in California that has been named after him. Situated a few miles north of San Francisco, Muir...
  • Whale murals of Livermore

    Every single time we’ve driven through CA-84, these ‘whale murals of Livermore’ have been such a roadside treat and almost every time I’ve taken some drive-by-shots of the whales, with the hopes of picking out the best of them and linking them to Monday Mural. I don’t know if...
  • High Camp, Squaw Valley

    The scenic snow-clad slopes of Squaw Valley

    Over the Spring Break when the winter storms were almost winding up for the season, we decided to hit the road, and make our way towards the snow-clad mountain range aptly named the Sierra Nevada. Sierra in Spanish means mountains and Nevada means, snow-covered. This chain of mountains lies...
  • Capitola Beach mural

    Capitola’s Breezeway Murals

    Last summer we holidayed in Capitola on California’s Central Coast and while we were there, I happened upon several murals in this seaside village. On my last evening I found some very Capitola murals on a breezeway on Esplanade. The breezeway was poorly lit but I couldn’t helping taking...
  • Capitola Mural by Luke Lamar

    Found: Capitola mural in Capitola

    Capitola in California’s Central Coast– in Santa Cruz county to be exact — has a lot of street art all over town. Having shown you some art on a doorway, a rain forest mural and the tiled seawall, it is time to bring to you you a two-storied mural...
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